Jordan Barela

Jordan Barela

Digital Content Manager

Jordan is the Digital Content Manager for WALB. Jordan came to WALB in June 2018. Before joining the WALB Digital Team, he spent two years as a reporter at the Thomasville Times-Enterprise, a WALB news partner. In May 2016, he graduated from Valdosta State University with a bachelors of fine arts in mass media. While at VSU, Jordan held a number of positions, including editor-in-chief, at The Spectator, the university’s independent student newspaper. In 2010, Jordan graduated from Tift County High School, where he was an assistant editor on his school’s newspaper.

When he is not at the station, Jordan is hunting for a good thrift store or binge watching Parks and Recreation and Twin Peaks.

Recent Articles by Jordan

Phoebe sets up coronavirus hotline, drive-thru testing sites

14 killed during Ga. Christmas holiday travel period

Ga. officials remember Senator Greg Kirk

Bridge collapses near Ga., Fla. line

Americus woman in viral HIV video bonded out of jail

  Update: Suspect in Americus viral video case claims not to have HIV, made video out of anger

Arrests made in Americus armed robberies

Berrien Co. woman charged with child molestation

  GA man pleads guilty to attempting to drop drugs in prison by drone

GA Secretary of State warns of scam

GA Supreme Court decision on Ryan Duke case expected Monday

GBI: Missing college student remains likely found in Clinch Co.

Jimmy Carter released from hospital

  Man dies after car falls on him in East Albany

12 indicted in 2017 Albany triple murder

4 arrested in Americus shooting

Bo Dukes found guilty in Wilcox Co. trial in Tara Grinstead case

  Bo Dukes captured in Ocilla

Bo Dukes wanted for rape, other offenses

  UPDATE: Fatal mobile home fire cause identified